GLAMOUR MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2002

 

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Jerry O'Connell On...

The appeal of Hard-to-get women

Guys love to work for their dates. It's the classic cookie-in-the-cookie-jar situation -- you're told you can't have something, and that only makes you want it more. I'm definitely attracted to women who look like they're going to require a lot of work but will appreciate my effort. For the ones I really want, I have to have my A game on.

One "no" is not going to discourage most men. Once I met a girl who wasn't ready to give me her phone number right away; she made me memorize her e-mail address. Every time I wrote her an e-mail she thought was funny, she gave me another digit of her number. Ten e-mails later, I finally pieced the whole thing together. That was hard -- I had to break out the thesaurus on several occasions. But there was a sense of accomplishment, that I'd really earned the number. You don't get that with some girl who goes, "Here's my number -- call me," then tries to drag you into her house on the first date. I'm scared of women like that. I start to think, My God, I'm funny, but not that funny. How many other guys have been here before me?

-INTERVIEW BY DAVE ITZKOFF

O'Connell Stars in Down and Under [Kangaroo Jack], which hits theaters in January 2003.

 

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